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What We Love

  • California king beds in every room
  • The hotel’s sumptuous cosmopolitan bistro, Magdalena—one of Baltimore’s best
  • Its prestigious Mount Vernon location
  • Every room is furnished with a collection of classic novels, best enjoyed by the fireplace

What To Know

  • The hotel car is readily available to take guests anywhere across the city, free of charge
  • Bringing your pet along? The property thoughtfully provides crates, beds, and even walking services
  • Breakfast and high tea is included in the rate
  • Guests are treated to a historical property tour upon arrival


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A 19th-century home turned boutique manse tailor-made for history buffs and anglophiles

The Lowdown

It took a five-year renovation to transform this former banker’s residence, a Gilded Age mansion in Baltimore’s most prized locale, into a breathtaking establishment. With an enviable collection of vintage books, a 19th-century pool table, and stained-glass windows, there are scores of antiques to sift through during your stay—though we wouldn’t fault you for hunkering down in your stately digs, with views of Mount Vernon’s signature slate roofs, and snuggling up by the petite fireplace instead. When you’re ready to venture out, you’ll have your pick of revered neighborhood hot spots like the symphony hall or the Maryland Historical Society (home to the original copy of “The Star-Spangled Banner”). For a trip to the Inner Harbor, a 15-minute ride away, summon the hotel’s private car service.


No two rooms are alike at this esoteric property, though all come with canopy beds and cashmere blankets. The hotel’s very inclusive amenity policy means in-room perks, like the generously stocked minibar filled with local brews and sweet treats by Californian confectioner TCHO, are included as part of your stay.


Sample global bistro fare (Korean-style wagyu flank steak; shaved truffle risotto topped with a poached and fried egg) in one of five dining spaces at the hotel’s fine-dining spot, Magdalena. Whether you’re feasting in the Garden Room surrounded by potted plants and courtyard views or the spacious Wine Cellar, your surroundings will be as cultured as the cuisine.


Baltimore’s oldest neighborhood makes the perfect backdrop for this old-school stunner. Just north of downtown, Mount Vernon, the city’s cultural nucleus, is a classy succession of cobblestoned streets and a slew of museums and galleries.

How to Get There

The Ivy Hotel
205 East Biddle Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States


5.0 Excellent 280 Reviews
Best hotel in Baltimore
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazingly beautiful. I wish I had more reasons to visit Baltimore so that I could stay at this hotel. Top notch from the moment you arrive til the moment you leave. The staff is excellent. The decor is stunningly beautiful. The rooms are all excellent (I have stayed in 4 different rooms so far). Breakfast is great. The restaurant is top notch.

My favorite hotel in the world!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ivy Hotel is an absolute gem. I travel 100-200 days a year globally and have done so for over a decade. I stay in lots of nice hotels. None of them can compare to The Ivy. The level of service, quality of staff is what really sets The Ivy apart but also the hotel itself is so beautiful!

Charming escape in Charm City
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly feel transported at The Ivy, where the level of service, personalization and elegance are hard to beat. They have all the luxury amenities you’d expect of a 5 star hotel, and go above and beyond with elements of surprise and delight with offerings such as warm cookies and milk delivered to your room at night while enjoying the complimentary on-demand blockbusters and a lovely afternoon tea service. This is the kind of place where you feel at home, the staff knows your name and the atmosphere is so inviting that after a few nights in the inviting lounge spaces, you know your fellow guests by name too. It truly feels like your preferred home away frome home.

A home away from home
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ivy Hotel is is a home away from home where you can relax and forget about your day to day life and not think about all of the things that need to be done. The quality of facility, as well as the staff's level of service and attention to detail is unparalleled.

Truly magnificent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at amazing hotels around the world. This one is a true gem. The rooms are beautiful and the service is amazing. I loved the way the owners completed the conversion of the historical mansion into a hotel. It felt like a charming healing retreat from the world. Stay and enjoy!